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News & Events



Holiday notice

I am now closed for a summer break & orders/enquiries will be actioned on my return on 19th August.


Brightening days at The Royal Derby Hospital

I was selected by the Air Arts team to create artworks for the upcoming exhibition entitled “ Celebrate”.

Air Arts is the arts charity for University Hospitals of Derby and Burton. It was established in 2007 with the aim of creating a calm and welcoming environment, providing support and reassurance for patients, staff and visitors, enhancing the environment and providing moments of reflection and distraction. Inspired by a photo of my own dog on his lockdown birthday, I created 3 x bright & cheerful canvas artwork’s entitled “ Party Animals”

The exhibition is a year long & is officially launched on Thursday 18th May. You will find my work on level 2 of the hospital, close to ICU.


Derbyshire collaboration

I’ve proudly joined forces with award winning Derby gift company – Colleague Box. I’m part of a fantastic collaboration of Derbyshire businesses for their new “Taste of Derbyshire” gift box.

It is the first in a series of gifts celebrating all that is great about our local regions across the UK.

My artwork entitled “The Finest Ram” was used on greetings cards, which are in every box. These will have a message to the recipient inside them.

If you fancy treating yourself or someone to one of these gift boxes click here.


Last Post for Christmas Delivery

Gosh hasn’t this year gone quickly?!
And now it’s only a few days until Christmas. Unfortunately my postal cut off point for purchases is earlier this year due to the postal strikes. However if you are local to Derby, then you are welcome to collect from my Studio up until a couple of days before!
Have a wonderful relaxing time to all 🎄

Mercury to feature in Channel 5 documentary

On Saturday 9th July at 7pm a documentary is being screened on Channel 5 entitled – “The Queen’s Horses : inside the royal stables”

Excitingly, my artwork of “Mercury” the Cavalry drum horse will be featured as part of their visit to “Dyfed Shirehorse farm” in wales where Mercury aka Celt was born. I’ll be setting record on my tv & hope you tune in too!


Big event on its way..

Between Thursday 14th & Sunday 17th July I will be exhibiting at the highly acclaimed Patching’s Arts Festival in Nottinghamshire. It’s going to be my biggest event to date & it’s certainly going to be a busy one. You’ll find me in the Painters Marquee. For more info click on this link 

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Pinch myself moment

As you recall I was chosen as a weekly award winner of Small Business Sunday #SBS by Theo Paphitis (of Dragons den) back in March 2021. Every year Theo holds a huge conference at the ICC in Birmingham where all the winners meet to hear inspirational speakers, for not working & to meet Theo himself. Here I am collecting my official winner’s certificate on Friday 25th February which is now framed in my studio.

To find out more about what this means & the benefits, follow the link – www.theopaphitissbs.com/about


People’s choice Runner-up

I’m pleased to announce that am an official “Runner-up” in the Biz Bubble People’s Choice awards. I will now be featured in a directory of the Top Ten businesses for 2022


Vote for me!

Hello dear friends & supporters, please could you spare 1 minute to vote for my small business…I’ve entered the @BizBubble Awards and I’d really love to win the People’s Choice Award which will give my business a big boost and recognition for all my hard work. I’d really appreciate it. Simply click here and find me in the list to vote. Thank you in advance! ❤️

Winter Sale Instagram Post

Winter sale continues

Now on until 31st January.

There’s amazing one time online offers – never to be repeated!!!

Click here to my Sale page


Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June 2024
10am -5pm
Six Streets Arts Trail
in Markeaton Primary School on Bromley Street, Derby

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June 2024
10am – 5pm
Bonsall Arts Trail
Marquee on Village green, Bonsall

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August 2024
10am – 4pm
The Artisan Show
Staunton Harold Hall, LE65 1RT

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2024
10am – 5pm
Melbourne Festival Art & Architecture Trail
The Wesley Hall, Potter St, Melbourne, DE73 8DW

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th November 2024
5pm – 8pm, 10am-5pm
Banks Mill Open Studios
Banks Mill, 71, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LB

Saturday 30th Nov & Sunday 1st December 2024
10am – 4pm
Artisans Uncovered
Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Wardwick, Derby